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Foronuclear warns of early Spanish nuclear exit

Foronuclear warns of early Spanish nuclear exit

Spain's nuclear power generating industry will not be able to continue operating if a draft law approved on 14 September by the Council of Ministers is enacted, according to the country's nuclear industry forum Foronuclear. The law, together with other proposed measures, would impose an "excessive tax burden" on the industry, which Foronuclear says would make the continued operation of nuclear power plants economically unfeasible. Under Spain's nuclear phase-out policy, its nuclear fleet is scheduled to shut down by 2035.

Waste & Recycling 16 September 2021


IAEA reviews long-term safety of Spain's Ascó plant

IAEA reviews long-term safety of Spain's Ascó plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has completed a review of the long-term operational safety of the Ascó nuclear power plant in Spain. The team reviewed implementation of recommendations made during a previous review mission and assessed the plant's preparedness, organisation and programmes related to long-term operation against IAEA safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 30 July 2021


Spain to launch tender for used fuel storage facilities

Spain to launch tender for used fuel storage facilities

Spain's Council of Ministers yesterday authorised decommissioning and waste management firm Enresa to launch a tender for a contract for the design, support with licensing, manufacture and supply of a used nuclear fuel storage system for use at the Almaraz, Ascó, Cofrentes and Vandellós II nuclear power plants. The contract will be worth up to EUR220 million (USD260 million).

Waste & Recycling 28 July 2021


Nuclear could help Spain reach net-zero goal, says IEA

Nuclear could help Spain reach net-zero goal, says IEA

In a review of Spain's energy policy, the International Energy Agency says the country should consider the usefulness of nuclear energy, including for non-electricity applications, for diversifying technical options to achieve long-term carbon neutrality by 2050. Under Spain's current policy, operation of its fleet of seven nuclear power reactors will be phased out by 2035. The country aims to generate all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2050.

Nuclear Policies 27 May 2021


Cofrentes licence extension gets regulatory approval

Cofrentes licence extension gets regulatory approval

The Spanish nuclear regulator has approved the renewal of the operating licence for Iberdrola's Cofrentes nuclear power plant near Valencia until the end of November 2030. The 1064 MWe boiling water reactor, which entered commercial operation in March 1985, is then scheduled to be decommissioned.

Regulation & Safety 19 February 2021


Berkeley opposes move to ban uranium mining in Spain

Berkeley opposes move to ban uranium mining in Spain

A proposed amendment to Spain's draft climate change and energy transition bill that would prohibit the exploration and extraction of uranium is unconstitutional, says Berkeley Energia. The Australian-based company is at an advanced stage in licensing its Salamanca uranium mine.

Uranium & Fuel 16 October 2020


Berkeley granted land use permit for Salamanca

Berkeley granted land use permit for Salamanca

The Municipality of Retortillo has issued Berkeley Energia a land use permit, known as an Urbanism Licence, for construction works at the Salamanca uranium project in western Spain. The project still requires a construction permit for the uranium processing plant before full construction of the mine can begin.

Uranium & Fuel 12 August 2020


Decommissioning application submitted for Garoña

Decommissioning application submitted for Garoña

Spanish decommissioning firm Enresa has submitted an application to the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge for the transfer of ownership of the Garoña nuclear power plant and the first phase of its dismantling. The single-unit plant was shut down in mid-December 2012.

Waste & Recycling 26 May 2020


Russia, Spain to cooperate in decommissioning

Russia, Spain to cooperate in decommissioning

Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Spanish engineering firms ENUSA, ENSA and IDOM on cooperation in the decommissioning and dismantling of nuclear facilities, as well as in nuclear waste management and related engineering and consulting services. They have also signed a roadmap for the development of various projects in the near term.

Waste & Recycling 26 February 2020


Heat exchangers in place at Jules Horowitz

Heat exchangers in place at Jules Horowitz

Spanish manufacturer Equipos Nucleares SA has completed the installation of three heat exchangers for the primary circuit of the Jules Horowitz Reactor, under construction at Cadarache in southern France. Once in operation, the reactor will be used for testing of materials and fuels for current and future nuclear reactor designs.

New Nuclear 27 January 2020